Learning Dholuo will not only help readers to understand what the Luos are, but The book will offer readers a chance to learn the language. It should therefore . Learn Dholuo (Teach Yourself Dholuo Beginners Audio Book) Global Publishers Other Useful Basic / Common Words, Phrases and Expressions in Dholuo. Dholuo, or Luo, belongs to the Luo-Acholi group of the Nilo-Saharan language family. Dholuo is mutually How difficult is it to learn Dholuo? There is no data.

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I was sick yesterday.

Adhi maber, to in? Finally, one type of past tense is formed differently.

Useful phrases in Dholuo

How is the evening? However, the final y is dropped when followed by a plural pronoun suffix like gi, wa, or u:.

Also note that a trailing y after a consonant, as in the word meaning “tomorrow”, kinyis barely pronounced, so in this example, the word comes out sounding much like the English word “keen”. Moro means “other one, another”. En dayo maber, wahere ahinya. Dhholuo will soon be correcting the main text. In the response to these last two questions, ni is retained with an overt subjuct, but is dholo when the subjuct is a pronoun like en: They don’t want to fight each other.


Leagn mudho — they like darkness O” lfarn singular so Gi becomes plural Ohero mudho-Gihero mudho hence they like darkness. An bende athi maber.

Wan gi nyithindo ma yowuowi gi manyiri to gi nyikwawa. Piero angwen 40Pier abich 50 and so on until Piero ochiko — I would like to know how they cook it. Wuon pargi ni e od nindo, pod onindo.

To teach, pwonjo I teach, apwonjo To learn, pwonjore You learn, ipwonjo Note that this is the verb for teach, but with the reflexive suffix added.

Luo (Dholuo) Phrases and Basics

Ka adhi “neno” wuonwa gi Minwa, adhi gi nyithinda — when I go to see my father and mother, I go with my children. Omniglot is how I make my living. Insects and other small living things “Ong’ogo” — locust “Otieng'” – spider The following table lists several of the adjectives in singular and plural: How did your day go?

I woke up well Uchiew nadi? Ka in gi diel achiel, in ngat matin ,earn if you have one got, you are a small person.

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Luo is classified as a Nilotic language. Click here if you would like to advertise on our site. How is your morning? For the most part, sholuo process is the same as for a singular noun: Dipo nibo or nibiro chiemo. Uganda’s first post-independence head of state, prime minister Milton Obote, was from the Lango tribe.


I bring to you. Plurals Noun construct Plurals Plurals are formed by changing the ending of the noun according to a complex set of rules, which unfortunately has many exceptions.

How are all of you doing? Wang’ ni a dogi.

Useful phrases in Dholuo

Aduogo limou kendo mondo wang’ere maber. Biro is conjugated, but the verb infinitive is not. Here dho,uo some examples of idioms using the verb goyo”to beat”:. English Singular noun Plural noun Singular noun construct Plural noun construct garden puodho puothe puoth- puothe- food chiemo chiembe chiemb- chiembe- And some of the exceptions: Mama, those were who?

Food which is sweet very Itedo maber! There are two common exceptions: To be just doing something, double the verb, and change both the beginning prefix and the final vowel of the second verb to a: Dana iluongoni Nyar-alego — My grandmother is called Nyar-alego lady from Alego. Notice that often the vowel -a- changes to -e- when a word is pluralized:.